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CAN U EXPLAIN THE MECHANISM ?
« on: /September/ 30, 2005, 09:21:03 AM »

U received a patient in hysterical attacak, & he was hyperventilating for the past 40 mins,
he has carpopedal spasm.
so what is the cause of this carpopedal spasm?
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Re: CAN U EXPLAIN THE MECHANISM ?
« Reply #1 on: /October/ 19, 2005, 05:40:20 PM »

I think I answered this question before, so I won't answer it here
Instead I'll give a hint :
1- hyperventilation will affect blood pH
2- carpopedal spasm is a sign related to calcium conc. in blood

it is a nice question Dr 3abeer - thank you for it  Wink
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